SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom – Rehydrated Has a $300 F.U.N. Edition

SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom – Rehydrated Has a $300 F.U.N. Edition

SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom - Rehydrated is getting a $150 Shiny Edition and a $300 F.U.N Edition.

Many people who grew up with Heavy Iron Studios and THQ’s SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom were ecstatic when THQ Nordic, Purple Lamp, and Nickelodeon revealed that they were remaking the game in June. We saw some gameplay in August, and are now patiently awaiting its release in 2020. For the ultra-passionate SpongeBob fans, THQ Nordic unveiled two fairly expensive collector’s editions for SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom – Rehydrated.

The cheaper of the two is SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom – Rehydrated Shiny Edition. It cost $149.99, and versions of it are available for all platforms. In addition to the game, it contains stickers, six lithographs, tennis stocks modeled after the ones players can find in the game, and an eight-inch Spongebob statue where he is next to Gary, is holding a golden spatula, and has a “flexible tongue.” Nice. You can check out the contents of this package in the video below:

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While you could buy a Nintendo Switch Lite and still have $100 to spare with $300, you could also choose to spend that on SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom – Rehydrated F.U.N. Edition. In addition to everything included in the Shiny Edition, the F.U.N Edition of SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom – Rehydrated also has a set of keyrings modeled after the tikis players can find in the game and statues of Sandy and Patrick using one of their in-game abilities. You can see all that this expensive edition of the game has to offer in the video below:

As someone who adores the original game, I’m really only interested in the Shiny Edition. While SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom – Rehydrated F.U.N. Edition contains a lot of cool stuff, a majority of it can be found in the Shiny Edition and spending $300 on a $30 remake of a licensed game from 2003 would feel weird. Still, THQ Nordic knows how to make good physical releases and I’m sure some passionate SpongeBob fans will get their money’s worth out of the F.U.N. Edition.

SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom – Rehydrated will release for PC, PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch sometime in 2020. While you can’t pre-order the Shiny Edition or F.U.N. Edition on Amazon just yet, their pages are live.


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